What Are Night Guards For?
Most people grind their teeth sometimes. Some people frequently grind or clench their teeth while sleeping. This practice, called bruxism, can damage your teeth as well as cause pain.
Common signs and symptoms of bruxism include:
- Jaw and facial pain
- Tongue indentations
- Wear to the tooth enamel
- Frequent or chronic headaches
- Frequent ringing in the ears
- Worn, flattened, or cracked teeth
- Tightness around the jaw
If you experience these symptoms--especially frequently--please contact our office to explore treatments for teeth grinding in Virginia Beach.
What Treatments Are Available for Teeth Grinding?
Night guards are the most common treatment for bruxism. A night guard is an appliance which is custom-made to fit over your teeth. Worn only at night (in most cases), it prevents grinding or clenching, and relieves the symptoms of bruxism.
Please contact our office soon to explore possible options for bruxism.